Memories-an-autobiography-4-small-books Free Download eBook in PDF and EPUB. You can find writing review for Memories-an-autobiography-4-small-books and get all the book for free.


Small Memories

Author: José Saramago
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language:
Number of Pages:
Format Type: PDF, Kindle
Size: 25,43 MB
Download: 518
Read Online: 1057

Download


José Saramago was eighteen months old when he moved from the village of Azinhaga with his father and mother to live in Lisbon. But he would return to the village throughout his childhood and adolescence to stay with his maternal grandparents, illiterate peasants in the eyes of the outside world, but a fount of knowledge, affection, and authority to young José. Shifting back and forth between childhood and his teenage years, between Azinhaga and Lisbon, this is a mosaic of memories, a simply told, affecting look back into the author’s boyhood: the tragic death of his older brother at the age of four; his mother pawning the family’s blankets every spring and buying them back in time for winter; his beloved grandparents bringing the weaker piglets into their bed on cold nights; and Saramago’s early encounters with literature, from teaching himself to read by deciphering articles in the daily newspaper, to poring over an entertaining dialogue in a Portuguese-French conversation guide, not realizing that he was in fact reading a play by Molière. Written with Saramago’s characteristic wit and honesty, Small Memories traces the formation of an artist fascinated by words and stories from an early age and who emerged, against all odds, as one of the world’s most respected writers.


Cultural Autobiographical and Absent Memories of Orphanhood

Author: Delyth Edwards
Publisher: Springer
Language:
Number of Pages:
Format Type: PDF, ePub
Size: 13,65 MB
Download: 250
Read Online: 1012

Download


This book offers an empirically informed understanding of how cultural, autobiographical and absent memories of orphanhood interact and interconnect or come into being in the re-telling of a life story and construction of an identity. The volume investigates how care experienced identities are embedded within personal, social and cultural practices of remembering. The book stems from research carried out into the life (hi)stories of twelve undervalued ‘historical witnesses’ (Roberts, 2002) of orphanhood: women who grew up in Nazareth House children’s home in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Several themes are covered, including histories of care in Northern Ireland, narratives and memories, sociologies of home, and self and identity. The result is an impressive text that works to introduce readers to the complexity of memory for care experienced people and what this means for their life story and identity.


Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Language:
Number of Pages:
Format Type: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Size: 25,65 MB
Download: 706
Read Online: 611

Download


Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access


MARK TWAIN 12 Novels 195 Short Stories Autobiography 10 Travel Books 160 Essays Speeches Illustrated

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: e-artnow
Language:
Number of Pages:
Format Type: PDF
Size: 15,36 MB
Download: 772
Read Online: 1022

Download


This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Gilded Age The Prince and the Pauper A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The American Claimant Tom Sawyer Abroad Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Pudd'nhead Wilson Tom Sawyer, Detective A Horse's Tale The Mysterious Stranger Novelettes A Double Barrelled Detective Story Those Extraordinary Twins The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut The Stolen White Elephant The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven Short Story Collections The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance Sketches New and Old Merry Tales The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches Alonzo Fitz, and Other Stories Mark Twain's Library of Humor Other Stories Essays, Satires & Articles How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays What Is Man? And Other Essays Editorial Wild Oats Letters from the Earth Concerning the Jews To My Missionary Critics Christian Science Queen Victoria's Jubilee Essays on Paul Bourget Essays on Copyrights Other Essays Travel Books The Innocents Abroad A Tramp Abroad Roughing It Old Times on the Mississippi Life on the Mississippi Following the Equator Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion Down the Rhône The Lost Napoleon Mark Twain's Notebook The Complete Speeches The Complete Letters Autobiography Biographies Mark Twain: A Biography by Albert Bigelow Paine The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine My Mark Twain by William Dean Howells Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.


Farewell

Author: Horton Foote
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Language:
Number of Pages:
Format Type: PDF, ePub
Size: 28,64 MB
Download: 771
Read Online: 876

Download


For more than five decades, Horton Foote, "the Chekhov of the small town," has chronicled with compassion and acuity the changes in American life -- both intimate and universal. His adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and his original screenplay Tender Mercies earned him Academy Awards. He received an Indie Award for Best Writer for The Trip to Bountiful and a Pulitzer Prize for The Young Man from Atlanta. In his plays and films, Foote has returned over and over again to Wharton, Texas, where he was born and where he lives, once again, in the house in which he grew up. Now for the first time, in Farewell, Foote turns to prose to tell his own story and the stories of the real people who have inspired his characters. He was the first child of his generation of Footes, born into an extended family of aunts, great-aunts, grandparents and dozens of cousins once removed, all of whom discovered that even as a young boy Foote was an avid listener with an uncanny ability to extract a story -- including those deemed unfit for children. Foote's memories are of a time when going down to meet the train was an event whether or not you knew someone on it, when black and white children played together until segregation forced them apart at school-age. Foote beautifully maintains the child's-eye view, so that we gradually discover, as did he, that something was wrong with his Brooks uncles, that none of them proved able to keep a job or stay married or quit drinking. We see his growing understanding of all sorts of trouble -- poverty, racism, injustice, marital strife, depression and fear. His memoir is both a celebration of the immense importance of community in our earlier history and evidence that even a strong community cannot save a lost soul. In all of Foote's writing, he reveals the immense drama behind quiet lives, or as Frank Rich has said, "the unbearable turbulence beneath a tranquil surface." Farewell is as deeply moving as the best of Foote's writing for film and theater, and a gorgeous testimony to his own faith in the human spirit.


Hunger

Author: Roxane Gay
Publisher: HarperCollins
Language:
Number of Pages:
Format Type: PDF, Docs
Size: 12,92 MB
Download: 332
Read Online: 508

Download


From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself. “I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.” In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.


Absent Memories

Author: Rebecah Propst
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Language:
Number of Pages:
Format Type: PDF, ePub
Size: 27,92 MB
Download: 328
Read Online: 1101

Download


Rebecah Propst is a college graduate who worked as a legislative liaison for a statewide trade association, spent some time as a broadcast journalist in the National Guard, earned a black belt, ran a marathon, wrote operations manuals, and managed a small business. The only problem is . . . she remembers none of this. All memories of her life before age forty-seven have been erased-as if someone deleted the files on her mind's hard drive. With no prior experiences to draw upon, Beki initially saw life through the eyes of a child: as a fascinating adventure. But as an adult without a past-without any knowledge of the cultural norms and codes of behavior most of us take for granted-the world was a frightening place where she didn't belong. She had to learn how to survive in a reality as volatile as mercury. "Absent Memories: Moving Forward When You Can't Look Back" is Beki's firsthand account of a life passage beyond imagination. Her journey to self-sufficiency and self-assurance is an inspiration for all of us.


Bernard Fall

Author: Dorothy Fall
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
Number of Pages:
Format Type: PDF, ePub, Docs
Size: 19,93 MB
Download: 472
Read Online: 440

Download


The first biography of the legendary prophet of the Vietnam War


Memory

Author: Wallace Fowlie
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Language:
Number of Pages:
Format Type: PDF, ePub, Docs
Size: 22,80 MB
Download: 134
Read Online: 1153

Download


Wallace Fowlie is known to three generations of students at Duke University for his course in Proust. His observations on the changing interests of college students (Bob Dylan to Jim Morrison, Fellini to Pasolini) are part of this fourth memoir. In Memory, Fowlie brings us once more into his broad range of vision as he examines the offerings of memory, more real to him he tells us than the town in which he now lives. the reader follows his search for words, his early more mystical search for a father-son relationship, his remembering of the small acts that determine life.


Autobiography and Performance

Author: Deirdre Heddon
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language:
Number of Pages:
Format Type: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Size: 23,74 MB
Download: 319
Read Online: 1134

Download


Autobiography and Performance offers a comprehensive overview of the use of autobiography in performance. Examining the work of key practitioners, Heddon argues that autobiographical performances act as sites of resistance and intervention and uncovers the political potentials and limits that accompany the use of the personal in performance